The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Laboratory Specialist in a state-of-art internationally recognized pulmonary research program in the area of pneumonia and sepsis. Under the supervision of the senior scientist, the Laboratory Specialist is responsible for designing and executing experiments with independence. Also it is essential to troubleshoot technical issues, execute statistical analyses, and present data at internal meetings.
The communication of results, issues, and needs with team members is necessary. Specialist will also be responsible for training new hires entering the lab on the local protocols, and will have a leadership position among lab personnel for organization and execution of experiments. This position also requires expertise in biochemical / molecular techniques, such as immunocytochemistry, western blots, PCR, and DNA/ RNA preparation. Specialist should be able to work independently with direction from senior scientist and be highly productive in day-to-day operations pertinent to lung biology research.
Multi-tasking several experiments simultaneously and efficient time management is necessary. Many of the responsibilities described above will be self-initiated and require a high level of vigilance. In addition to performing experiments, the position will include laboratory management responsibilites.
Bachelor's degree in biologic or chemical science, preferred. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19007458
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.